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Wellness at work

The staff in the Kewaunee School District are taking control of their health. Each day, after school, there is some form of wellness activity offered for teachers, staff and their family members.

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Steinhafels 30 Days of Hope: The Kitchen

Sharmae Short hesitantly submerges her hands into a mixing bowl filled with ground beef, vegetables and bread crumbs.

The 22-year-old does not have much cooking experience, so House of Hope staff member Megan Arthur explains that using your hands is really the only way to properly mix meatloaf.

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UW-Extension: PEDv Likely to Flare Up Again

A Swine Team expert with the University of Wisconsin-Extension says Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus infections may have slackened over the summer, but that doesn’t mean producers should loosen their biosecurity efforts. Lyssa Seefeldt notes that as cooler temperatures set in, conditions become more favorable for the survival of PEDv.

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CAFO Learning Workshop scheduled for Dec. 4

For many, moving into uncharted territory is intimidating, especially without a map. As a way to give farmers, landowners, elected officials and citizens of Ashland and Bayfield Counties a baseline map for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Wisconsin, the UW-Extension is hosting a learning workshop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center on Thursday, Dec. 4, starting at 8:15 a.m.

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Kaycie Stushek of Stevens Point, right, graduated from the Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute during a ceremony at the Aldo Leopold Shack near Baraboo.

Stevens Point woman recognized as Lake Leader

Department of Natural Resources Water Quality Bureau Director Susan Sylvester, University of Wisconsin-Extension Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Director Karl Martin and Wisconsin Lakes Board President Mary Knipper together recognized Kaycie Stushek of Stevens Point for completion of her training to protect Wisconsin’s lakes. A graduation ceremony took place at the Aldo Leopold Shack near Baraboo.

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VOLUNTEERS UNPACK pallets of food during the mobile food pantry in Hurley on Monday. The pantry, which is a partnership between Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in Duluth, Minn., and the Iron County UW-Extension office in Hurley, serves more than 500 low-income Iron County residents each month with supplemental food.

Mobile food pantry serves Iron County

Over the last 13 months, Iron County residents have been able to receive free supplemental food through Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, of Duluth, Minn ., and the Iron County University of Wisconsin-Extension office.

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Students judge soil in contest

Seventy-five high school students from Auburndale, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids and Pittsville agriculture programs participated in the Wood County Soil Judging Contest hosted by David and Peg Rademan and Nancy Young from the Pittsville School District area.

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